BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WWAY) -- The Brunswick County Sheriff's Office set out early this morning on Operation Summer Heat with a list of 54 names.
"Everybody we go after today are all related with drugs in some form or fashion, whether they're using or selling," Lt. Steve Lanier said.
The first house of the morning was a success. Kent Obrian Daniels faces charges on trafficking cocaine.
"Got me out my bed," Daniels said as he was led away in shackles.
But the people on this list are wanted for a slew of drug charges ranging from cocaine, marijuana and the most common one right now: heroin.
Lt. Lanier says they start off on drug charges but it usually leads to more.
"Anything from malnourished dogs to kids who are not being taken care of and very extreme unhealthy living conditions," he said.
But at the end of the day they have one goal in mind.
"To make sure that we do the best job we possibly can to effectively get these people off the street that are poisoning our streets," Lanier said.
Investigators say the people they do not find during these operations eventually either turn themselves in or run away.
The Brunswick County Sheriff's Office said so far they have arrested 26 people from their list during Operation Summer Heat.